Liposuction is an excellent solution for men and women with isolated deposits of excess fat in various areas of the body. However, the success of this popular treatment is highly dependent on the experience of the provider. Westlake Plastic Surgery offers the expertise and reputation for excellence, allowing Austin Liposuction patients to undergo their treatment confidently.
Liposuction (Suction-Assisted Lipectomy) consists of removing excess fatty tissue from the body. It is one of the most commonly performed plastic surgery procedures. In expert hands, the procedure is safe, reliable, and very rewarding. Traditional liposuction removes fat with a suction machine and a small cannula that is moved beneath the skin. A number of techniques can be used at the surgeon’s discretion. Ultrasound-assisted lipoplasty (UAL) is a technique in which an ultrasound probe is inserted beneath the skin to “liquefy” the fat before it is suctioned. Power-assisted liposuction (PAL) is a technique in which the cannula is put in motion with a machine.
Laser-based machines liquefy fat, which is subsequently removed with the standard cannula. Ultimately, the surgeon determines the safety and quality of your results, not the device. The tumescent technique refers to the infusion of a saline solution containing a local anesthetic into the fat before the procedure to reduce blood loss and post-operative bruising and swelling. Larger volumes of fat removal require special expertise and appropriate staff and facilities. The article The Art of Liposuction by Dr. Robert Caridi offers a more thorough discussion of this popular procedure.
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“A wonderful procedure in expert hands, for sure. Very disappointing, if not dangerous, in the hands of those who have no business offering this service. Buyer beware here – do not succumb to marketing gimmicks and inflated promises. This is a real procedure that should not be trivialized. The smoothness and evenness of results are most important for a satisfying experience. The surgeon is the artist, not the device used to contour the fat. Treating irregularities and asymmetries from a “botched” job is almost impossible,” according to expert cosmetic surgeon Dr. Caridi.
General anesthesia is typically recommended, or in some cases, local anesthesia with IV sedation. Small cases of isolated fatty deposits can be performed with tumescent anesthesia alone.
Risks and Benefits:
The ideal candidate for our Austin Liposuction procedure is someone who is at or near their ideal BMI (Body Mass Index) and who has inherited or disproportional fatty deposits. Pear or apple-shaped figures are good examples. Risks include temporary bruising, swelling, numbness, soreness, burning sensation, temporary fluid drainage from incision sites, asymmetry, rippling (or bagginess of skin), and pigmentation changes. Large volume liposuction (more than 5 liters of fat removal) is associated with greater risks. Liposuction's benefits range from treating relatively small “difficult” areas to a complete body reshaping. In appropriately selected patients, liposuction can be a catalyst for beneficial life changes. Liposuction is not performed for weight loss.
Your recovery will vary greatly depending on the amount of liposuction done. Most people can return to work after several days and be back to exercising within two weeks after their procedure. Full recovery from swelling and bruising can take several months. The use of postoperative homeopathic supplements such as Arnica and Bromelain may decrease post-operative bruising and swelling. Endermologie treatments are recommended in most cases to ensure optimal skin retraction. When larger amounts of fat are removed, it’s not uncommon to feel less energetic for several weeks. It’s important that after receiving Liposuction Austin patients to move about to speed recovery. Compression garments are worn for about four weeks. Areas of skin numbness recover after a few months.
Westlake Plastic Surgery is a popular choice for residents in Austin and surrounding communities for Liposuction. When your scale isn't moving or there are unwanted bulges, Westlake offers hope and effective solutions. If you are ready to take charge of your physique, contact us to book your Austin Liposuction consultation and discuss your personalized treatment plan with one of our surgeons today.
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